Step 6: Attitude & Perspective
I have embarked on this journey to a make over and one of the things that has once again come to my attention is attitude. Attitude towards this change: how do I perceive the change? How do I learn from mistakes that I have made? What do I take away from this experience? Also, attitude, towards my colleagues, friends and family, as well as the attitude towards the situations that I face daily. Perspective: is another thing has re-surfaced to my attention recently. We perceive same situations differently based on our backgrounds, upbringing, culture, values or bias etc. and it is important that we do not loose the sight of perspectives.
It is amazing how much attitude can change the entire situation because at the end of the day it is all about how we perceive things. In a way, attitude can set a certain tone to your behaviour and actions and keeping a positive and respectful stand in any situation cannot be underestimated. The question really is: how do you know what is the right path to take?
We are all human and we all make mistakes, and if you choose to learn from your mistakes then you will be less upset in the first place that you made a mistake. Also we have to accept that we are human and mistakes happen. If you have a problem, or an issue, and are challenged because it seems like there is no solution - think again and change your perspective and thinking. Look at the situation from a different angle. If you have worked hard on something and last minute changes happened that have completely overthrown your previous work and you have to start from scratch in the limited time span - do not start swearing off everything and everyone you know. If you think that it was probably for a reason and this situation has made you be more creative in a limited time, you probably took away and learnt more from this experience.
You know the saying "mind over matter" - it is true and it is all about the attitude and perspective. So, how do we change our perspective/attitude or thinking. It does not happen overnight but here are a few steps that have helped me and might be useful for you too:
So what is it that you perceive?